Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Unique, Quiet, Secluded Ground-Level Riverside Garden Suite In Natural Setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, And Spacious Living Area (1,000 Sq. Ft.), Private Deck

Completely self-contained, ground-floor garden suite set in a natural west-coast setting of tall firs, cedars, salal, goats beard, wild cranberry, ocean spray, Oregon grape, and ferns. The suite is perched on the immediate edge of the Capilano Canyon (the property is well fenced!) looking 30 metres down to the ruggedly beautiful Capilano River and across the canyon to the Capilano Regional Park. Exceptionally quiet - the only sounds you will hear will be the murmurs of the river and the songs and cries of the many resident birds.

The Canyon hosts bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, and numerous ducks and other smaller birds, including sparkling hummingbirds, that fly past at eye-level, perch on nearby trees, and enjoy the birdfeeders. Looking down at the Ranger Pool, you will see salmon running (in the fall), fly fishermen, kayakers, and hikers taking a rest on the river's 'beach'.

Our home is set well below the road, which is why it is so quiet and the setting so pristine. But it comes at a cost! There is a hand-railed path of about 40 steps from our carport down to the main level of our home. We continue to handle this journey with ease (despite two hip replacements!). There are a further 20 steps down to the suite. Consider this hike part of your daily workout!

The suite has it own private deck overlooking the canyon and there is an adjoining patio that provides a cool place to sit and read or eat on sunny hot days. It has been recently renovated and decorated with West Coast art. It has two large, bright bedrooms, with a double or queen-size bed and new bedding. The living area has a slate floor and comprises a well-equipped kitchen, a large dining and living area with a gas fireplace. The bathroom includes a bath and shower, and the usual fittings. The suite looks out, through two double French doors, to the deck and across the river to the park. The suite is exceptionally safe and private, and is professionally cleaned after each visit.

Our suite is exceptionally well located for tourists and vacationers:

• 5 minute walk to the Capilano Suspension Bridge - this is a must-see, well worth it!

• 15 minute walk (or 3 minute drive) to the Chinook Trail in the Capilano Regional Park that loops around the Cleveland Dam back to the trailhead - a lovely, pristine, riverside trail - pools, ancient trees, Capilano Salmon Hatchery, and more (my favourite longer walk).

• 5 minute drive to the Capilano Salmon Hatchery - very interesting and close encounters with salmon (which are very tasty!).

• 10 minute walk (or 3 minute drive) to Edgemont Village - old-fashioned village that provides everything you need for your stay (except a candlestick maker!).

• 20 minute quiet walk or 5 minute drive to Murdo Frazer Park - pitch and putt and a little old wood cabin set on a duck pond - bring duck food - great fun for kids!

• 10 minute drive to Ambleside Beach, 10 minute drive to Third Beach in Stanley Park - this is our favourite beach and is wonderful for families with younger children.

• 10 minute drive to the Grouse Mountain Skyride to the peak - lots to do and great fun year-round. Or, instead of taking the Skyride, try the Grouse Grind - be warned, it's very tough! For the daredevils, Grouse and the North Shore offer unmatched mountain biking!

• 20 minute drives to Cypress and Seymour Mountains - good skiing and hiking. For the fitter types, try hiking from Cypress Bowl to the Lions along the Howe Sound Crest Trail - my favourite, more demanding, hike (when I was younger!) - the views are spectacular, particularly from the top of the West Lion.

• 40 minute drive to the Sea to Sky Gondola near Squamish on the road to Whistler. Fantastic views of the iconic Stawamus Chief, Howe Sound, and surrounding mountains - a new North Shore attraction and well worth a visit!

The transit and travelling location of our home is excellent:

• 2 minute walk to buses that service downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, Lonsdale Quay, Grouse Mountain, and Horseshoe Bay.

• 10-20 minute drive to downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park over the Lions Gate Bridge.

• 1 minute drive to the Trans Canada Highway - gateway to Horseshoe Bay, Lions Bay, Squamish and Whistler to the north west; and the Seconds Narrows Bridge, Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge, Deep Cove, east Vancouver, Burnaby and the Fraser Valley to the east.

• south of Vancouver, including the USA, can be reached through downtown Vancouver or by the Second Narrows Bridge (avoiding downtown).

More Details

Harry and Sally Sutherland
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

About Harry and Sally Sutherland

We have lived in our home since 1996 and are now empty nesters after our three children left to start their own independent lives. We are both retired professionals (financial executive and teacher) and we live in the two floors above the suite. We think that our suite is beautiful, and we wanted to share it with others.

We have five grandchildren who, like all young children, are full of energy and can be rambunctious when they visit - it's a lot of fun having children around. But we are also very mindful of our guests who choose our suite for its quiet, natural location.

Harry and Sally Sutherland purchased this house in 1996

Why Harry and Sally Sutherland chose North Vancouver

We moved to the North Shore from the Vancouver west side in 1985 when we fell in love with the ambience of mountains, forests and water. We are not 'city' people and loved the quality of life the North Shore offered (while being in close proximity to the city). We came across this home in 1996 and it was love at first sight, and the romance continues.

What makes this house unique

Our home feels to us like a quiet country cottage set in the woods by the river, but yet it is within minutes of one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world. It is tucked in a natural cedar and fir forest setting, with abundant native plant life. Despite the trees, it enjoys a great deal of sunshine, particularly as the sun sets in the afternoon and evening. Our home and deck faces south west, so it can get hot, but we have a partially shaded patio area that is cooler and a great place to read or play.


Edgemont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is small but perfect. It comprises a toilet, a single basin, and a big bath with an excellent shower. Comfortable, but not the place to hang out.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • North bedroom - 1 queen , Foams are available for children, if necessary
    South bedroom - 1 double
  • The bedrooms have been freshly decorated, and there is new bedding and linen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

92% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Unique, Quiet, Secluded Ground-Level Riverside Garden Suite In Natural Setting
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 54 reviews
Shelby Township, MI

Wonderful setting to stay in.

  • 5 of 5

Harry and Sally were tremendous hosts! It was a pleasure to have met them and they were very accommodating. Things were clean and ready for our arrival. I was impressed with the toys and books that were laid out for our children to use. The property was more than enough for my families stay and it was a tranquil place to come back to after venturing out in and around the city. We also loved the convenient location and short drive from several beaches, parks, highways, and attractions.

Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in the Vancouver area!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wayne, thanks for your lovely review, it was a pleasure hosting your young family! We are delighted that you enjoyed your quiet stay with us after your long and adventurous trip across the continent to get here! All the best, Harry and Sally
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Unique Location

  • 4 of 5

Second time I have stayed at this property and I would go back again. Easy access to the whole city from this location.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to see you again Jim, thanks for the review. Cheers, Harry & Sally
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Quiet and secluded

  • 4 of 5

This is truly a charming home away from home, Harry and Sally take great care to make your stay as welcoming as possible, even Bustle the dog lends a helping hand! We spent many a pleasant morning having breakfast on the deck, watching the wildlife and listening to the flow of the river below.

The suite is well situated for all the tourist attractions of Vancouver, you can walk to the Capilano suspension bridge from here as well as easy access onto the highway for longer trips to Whistler etc. A 5 minute drive, you will find the village of Edgemont , which has some shops and free alfresco live music on a Friday night.

Please take note of Harry and Sally's warning, this suite has a lot of steps and is not suitable for anyone with access issues. All in all a pleasant stay catching up with our family and visiting everything Vancouver has to offer, we will certainly be back to finish our "To Do" list.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah, we enjoyed hosting you all - it must have been lovely catching up with your family and friends. Thank you for your kind and constructive review. The 60-step path down to the garden suite can be challenging but it does take you away from the roads and suburbs to a quiet, peaceful (apart from Bustle, occasionally), riverside retreat. It has also kept us fit and well into our late 60's! Enjoy the rest of your Canadian trip, best wishes, Harry and Sally
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very Clean & Well-Appointed Suite!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights & loved the central location! Harry & Sally are wonderful hosts! Appreciated they gave us books & puzzles for our 7 y/o grandson to use. He loved playing with their friendly

dog too. Don't hesitate to book here, it's wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kris, thank you so much for your thoughtful review - much appreciated! It was a pleasure hosting you all and watching your grandson and our little dog having such fun. Take care, Harry and Sally
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Littleton, CO

Our best stay through vrbo yet!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is simply amazing! The views from the deck, the sound of the river, the beautiful flowers and plants and the visiting birds are just breathtaking. The place itself is quaint and very clean and just makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. Harry and Sally are, as everyone had said in the reviews, just the sweetest people and so accommodating. We did not have any issues while we were there and they were there to greet us, show us around and made sure to let us know to call if anything came up. We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in the Vancouver area!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi C, it was a pleasure hosting you both and we are glad that everything worked out so well for your special-occasion trip. And thanks for the LTBC taster pack - delicious and perfect for cooling off after exercising in the hot weather! Thanks too for your lovely review. Best wishes, Harry and Sally
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The balcony was our favorite hangout. We did less sightseeing in Vancouver just to be in these lovely surroundings. Sally and Harry were most accommodating and generous. The place is immaculate and close to Stanley Park and Grouse Mountain. We'd love to stay here again. Caro and Greta. Calgary

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Greta and Caro, it was a lot of fun frequently bumping into you - we were unusually busy with several family events during your stay, including boisterous grandchildren, so we really appreciated that you were so relaxed and comfortable during your stay. Thank you for your very kind review! Warm regards, Harry and Sally
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Queens Cross Pub (worth a visit)
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Horshoe Bay (worth a visit - delightful village)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Northlands Golf Course (stunning 18 hole public)
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Lonsdale Sea Bus to Waterfront to Pacific Central
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1 - East & West)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Canyon - Edgemont Village (many others nearby)
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain Skyride, Grind, Baden Powell Trail
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Ambleside Park, West Vancouver
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60.78
Additional Guest Fee $32.42 per person per night
Pet Fee $81.04

Please note that the additional guest fee of $40.00 per night DOES NOT APPLY TO CHILDREN OF THE RENTER (high school or younger)! If the "Book It" system quotes the additional guest fee for your children, enter O children
Monthly rate by negotiation
Please feel free to call our home number for more information or any clarification 1-604-987-2832

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties